About CAPC’s People

KIM CAMERON-SMITH, CAPC Founder and Editor

Kim Cameron-Smith lives in Northern California with her husband Philip and their 4 children. She has homeschooled her children since 2003.  She developed an intentional Catholic parenting model which is reflected in The 7 Building Blocks to a Joyful Catholic Home.  She also designs and edits Tender Tidings magazine and CAPCs sister site, Intentional Catholic Parenting .

Kim is a licensed attorney and a member of the California State Bar.  She holds a B.A. in English from Wellesley College, an M.Phil. in Medieval Literature from Oxford University, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley.  You may contact Kim at kim@catholicap.com.

Charisse Tierney AP Bio PicCHARISSE TIERNEY, CAPC Assistant Editor

Charisse Tierney lives in Newton, Kansas, with her husband Rob and their five children.  She has lived  a gentle parenting lifestyle throughout her many years of mothering.  Charisse and her husband teach Natural Family Planning for the Couple to Couple League. They also teach Theology of the Body for Teens to high school and middle school students through their parish.
Charisse holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in clarinet from Wichita State University and a Master of Music Performance degree in clarinet from the New England Conservatory of Music. A professionally trained clarinetist and pianist, Charisse has also always held a deep love for writing and her Catholic faith, and she is thrilled to be able to combine the two here at CAPC.


michaelynMICHAELYN HEIN, CAPC Contributor

Michaelyn Hein lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. After earning a B.A. in English, and M.A.T. in Secondary Education, she taught high school English for seven years. She left her career when her son was born in order to raise her family. She blogs at Thoughts from the Pew in the Back.



Melanie-Juneau croppedMELANIE JEAN JUNEAU, CAPC Contributor

Melanie Jean Juneau is a petite wife, writer and mother of nine children who blogs at Joy of Nine9 .  When the words “The Joy of Mothering on a Hobby Farm” popped into her head as a subtitle for her short stories, it was like an epiphany for her because those few words verbalized her experience living with little people.  The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people.

Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.  Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life, especially a life lived in God.


Christina KolbCHRISTINA KOLB, CAPC Contributor 

Christina Kolb lives in Chicago with her wonderful husband, Kevin, and their two children.  She holds a degree in English and Sociology from the University of Illinois, and worked for a Catholic organization as a Translation Coordinator before deciding to become a stay-at-home mom.  She also trained professionally as a pastry chef, and loves to cook, bake, and write, and combines all of these while blogging at But I’m Hungry.




Marcia Mattern and her husband Steve live in Central Illinois where they homeschool their six children.  They first met attachment parenting when teaching and promoting NFP for Couple to Couple League in 1997.

Marcia is a Registered Dietitian, a Doula, and Catechist for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  She embraced the Catholic Faith in 1997 after a childhood of Protestantism.  Marcia blogs at www.motherwonderswhy.blogspot.com.